Google Phone: Android

Android

Google has announced Android, an open source Linux operating system designed to be very customizable by programmers. This isn't the GPhone, the long-rumored Google Phone. Google is not making any of the actual phones, just the software. Android joins the ranks of myriad Linux development attempts: the new pro-sumer Palm OS, Access Linux Platform, Trolltech's QTopia, OpenMoko, and others in Asia that are unknown to me.

I don't know if this one will be more successful than the others, and they haven't announced what it looks like, or what it will do. They just announced the software license and that it exists, or that it should in late 2008... but expect a bunch of publicity all over the place anyway. What I do know is that this effort will have a lot of money behind it.

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marcol says:

I don't know if this one will be more successful than the others, and they haven't announced a ship date, or what it looks like, or what it will do. They just announced the software license and that it exists... but expect a bunch of publicity all over the place anyway. What I do know is that this one will have a lot of money behind it.
And one heck of an all-star cast:
http://www.openhandsetalliance.com/oha_members.html

Overthrow says:

The thing that gives me pause about this is that I don't see anyone in the list that's shipped an entire OS before, Linux or otherwise...